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by Matthias Clark

From Harlem to Los Osos California, this is Matthias's definitive Indie Rock Album. Fusing his CBGB's rock roots to poetry and folk jazz, this impressionist album contains the soul of wandering and vision of this unique American artist.
Genre: Rock: Adult Alternative Pop/Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Drum Beating out of Time
5:22 $0.99
2. Blue Skies
6:50 $0.99
3. God Sent Me an Angel
3:05 $0.99
4. Holy Macaroni
3:40 $0.99
5. I Can See
1:55 $0.99
6. Whirling Like a Dervish
3:37 $0.99
7. Meeting Angels
5:10 $0.99
8. Merry Christmas Mother Dear
2:41 $0.99
9. Radio
3:43 $0.99
10. Recognize
3:53 $0.99
11. Walk Away
3:26 $0.99
12. The World Changed
3:31 $0.99
13. Slo Groove
5:43 $0.99
14. It's Alright
4:10 $0.99
15. Love Train
5:15 $0.99
16. The World Changed (Demo)
2:39 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
“Matthias Clark is the only cat I know who plays Dylan and Coltrane in the same song!”
- John Beasley (Miles Davis), Monkestra

“Matthias Clark has written a great song here. It contains all of the elements of Americana folk pop rock sensibilities of a bygone era when artists actually could sing, write, emote and perform with seasoned chops and abilities. Matthias proves that there is still good music out here in cyberspace, you just have to seek to find clear fresh waters. Here you have found the well. Check out all of Matthias's other offerings. You will be baptized by fire and water by this talented man.”
- Kenny Lee Lewis (Steve Miller Band), Youtube

“Matthias Clark creates beautiful music, inspired and powerful. Great work.”
- Jean-Francois Cote music director, composer, cirque du soleil

“Check out music from MATTHIAS CLARK! This is the unsung hero of soulful music that grabs your heart from the first note to the last. Please help to support rare Artistry like this. Few musicians dare to tread this deeply or reach out so far. Matthias Clark never plays it safe, he plays it real and shoots from the hip each time. Give a listen and you will sense as if he is confessing a secret only to you, up close and personal. Matthias Clark is a Rare Breed indeed. ”
- Sand Edwards, composer.

Liner Notes by the author

DRUM BEATING OUT OF TIME was an interesting tune. I had the guitar chords for a while and heard a muted Miles Davis melody for this. I was dead broke at the time but managed to scrape together $50 and begged Lloyd Donnelly at Skyline Studio to give me an hour in the A room. I went in and cut the 10 songs I had prepared when the engineer told me "time for one more". I said what the hell and improvised the whole thing in one take. I mailed a cassette to my brother Jason in LA and he said he liked all the songs, but he loved the last one. That kinda kick started me into doing a whole lot more improvised song writing. That was 1990. I had just won Best New Artist at CBGB's but I was solo. I had no band and my marriage was on the rocks. My old drummer was writing Mariah Carey's first album and boy was I unsure I had made the right decision going solo. This was recorded with Ray E Drums) and Victoria Clamp (backing vocals)

I wrote BLUE SKIES flat on my back in a windowless 80 square foot room in Harlem. My two little children were sleeping and I was going separated from their mother. things were bleak and i turned on the little tape recorder and this came out in one whole piece. Later i got an apartment upstairs in the same building next door to where JD Salinger wrote Catcher in The Rye, and my kids were living with me full time by then. I bought one of the earliest Pro Tools systems and set it up in my bedroom. The amazing guitarist Glenn Sherman came over and we tracked it together one afternoon. It was a bit of luck from the ashes of despair.

GOD SENT ME AN ANGEL most definitely came from my partner Katie and the life we began living together in Los Osos California. We moved to a small apartment on the busiest street in town and had a view of the ocean! I set up my studio in the 1 car garage and furiously wrote and produced new work. It was a scary (3 kids and new love to support) but wonderful time in my life.

I really dig this one, HOLY MACARONI. It was a chance to imagine my life in a rock and roll band. I was exploring riff oriented guitar sounds and classic four on the floor grooves. I was sober 10 years and this was a kind of graduation song.

I CAN SEE. No words for this one. It just came out one day during that Los Osos Valley garage studio sessions. I dig it. Love the old Lexicon Nuverb Card. This was tracked to a 4 gig drive. A huge brick. Protools III on a 7600 mac. yeah, Eddie Kramer told me the fidelity was shit. It was But so was Alesis ADAT and many other early digital formats. I intended my content to overcome the brittle nature of the recording quality, or in fact to work with it as a kind of rusty blade.

WHIRLING LIKE A DERVISH. The day after a great sunset show at Jones Beach, Dylan with Ani Di Franco, I came into my studio on 103rd st and broadway and wrote improvised this track. I was borrowing a fretless and overdubbed the bass part. I did quick mix down and totally loved the vibe. Never performed it again. Yet.

Katie and I went to Russian Orthodox Xmas Mass at Father Francis’s little church on the mount in woodstock. It was our first date. I invited her to see me play the next week at CBGBs in NYC. I took a bus from Woodstock to the city and wrote this poem, MEETING ANGELS. Several years later I recorded this in my 103rd st place. That building had serious vibe. It was the first movie theater in the world. Thomas Edison built it. Mojo. I set it to a open tuned groove played over a world beat loop. One of my first impressionist works.

MERRY CHRISTMAS MOTHER DEAR is very special it features my son Sequoia on drums and vocals. We had a lot of fun that day! Its a Mantra!

RADIO was fun. This was the late Paul Girrard on drums. He was super fun to play with. Its funny to hear all these layered guitars. I loved that 70’s start plugged directly into a tiny little fender champ, recorded into an AKG 414.

RECOGNIZE is obvious. I was head over heels in love with Katie and our new life together. I was proposing to her every few months hoping it would stick. This song was mos def a proposal. She finally said yes about a year and a half after I wrote this.

WALK AWAY was composed in a flash. I had just set up my studio in our bedroom and put a mic in the little 6x2 closet. I was looking for cool beats when Katie and I got into a big fight. She stormed out of the house and I ran into the closet with my acoustic Yamaha and started tracking this. Its the original improvisation. I just edited, added some additional sounds and left the original vocal and guitar alone. It was born out of pain and longing. This song was the lead off track on Cari Coles first record and won best song in a west coast songwriters deal. I have played it quite a bit and really like it.

THE WORLD CHANGED was my end of the Millenium summary. I had to be strong for my wife and kids, but I didn’t know how, other than to stay sober and try to find work. I had no record label support, no band, hell no audience in Los Osos. I was a stranger in a strange, beautiful redneck-surfer land. Just electric guitar, bass and vocal
“The world changed! Now all of your mustangs have run too wild.”

This thing just happened one day Paul on drums. SLO GROOVE was a lazy jam which meandered in just the right way for the beginning of the second Milleneal. Weaving into the dot com crash.

The first song, IT”S ALRIGHT, we recorded after mashing a couple broken bands. At this time we were River Dogs. Rob Cafarro, Glenn Sherman, Jon Faulhaber singing harmony. I wrote this for Katie Franklin. The first of dozens. This recording salvaged from the only cassette remainder of this session.

My song titled LOVE TRAIN, very different from the OJays version. I wrote this in a studio in Long Island and contributed it to the River Dogs session. Glen Sherman came up with the gorgeous guitar harmony.

THE WORLD CHANGED DEMO wraps up this album. It was definitely the end of an era and the dawn of a whole new life for me.



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